Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (23/Nov/1892) - Death of Mr. G.W Rhodes

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Death of Mr. G.W Rhodes.

It is with great regret we have to record the death of Mr. G.W. Rhodes, surgeon, Queen Street South, the event taking place at his residence at noon yesterday. The deceased gentleman became seriously ill in April last, but though he rallied for a time from the attack, he never fully regained his strength. More serious symptoms developed last Thursday, and he succumbed to the renewed attack at the time stated.

George Winter Rhodes was born on December 5th, 1822, and was, therefore, very near his 70th birthday at the time of his death. He was the fourth son, and youngest child, of the late Mr. William Rhodes, of Clough House, Huddersfield. His education was received at the West Riding Preparatory School, at Wakefield, and at the Temple School, Brighton. After leaving school he was, 52 years ago, apprenticed to the Infirmary, and in 1843 he entered as a medical student at King's College, London. He took his diploma J in 1847, and in October of the same year married Georgina Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. J.P. Peacock, of Whalebone House and Wood Grange, Essex, who pre-deceased him two years. Having studied in Paris, and practised in London for about two years, he settled in Huddersfield, and soon took a part in the public and social, as well as the professional, life of the town. From 1854 to 1857 he occupied a seat on the Board of Improvement Commissioners. In him the Literary and Scientific Society found its first president, and in connection with this society, as hon. local secretary of the Science and Art Department, he conducted its first examination. The deceased gentleman had been a Freemason for many years, and was a Past Master of the Lodge of Harmony. He was a thorough Churchman and Conservative, and attended St. Paul's Church from the time of his settling in the town. Several years ago he acted in the capacity of churchwarden, was a member of the Building Committee in connection with the church, and one of the managers of the day schools. In floriculture he was deeply interested, and was president of the Huddersfield Paxton Society. In the year 1862 he became honorary surgeon to the Huddersfield Infirmary, and rendered valuable services to that Institution. He has also held several appointments under the Poor-law Guardians. Mr. Rhodes' long and valuable services had made him well-known and highly respected in the town, while his medical 1 skill and knowledge had gained for him ah extensive practice. His death, therefore, will be generally regretted, and his family will have much sympathy in their bereavement.

The funeral will take place on Saturday, there being service at St. Paul's Church at 11:30, and the interment will take place at the Cemetery.